Living Etc - - DESIGN / PROJECT -

one of the most ob­vi­ous ways to achieve floor-to-ceil­ing pat­tern is wall­pa­per. But it’s not suit­able for bath­room use, right? Wrong. Mod­ern ven­ti­la­tion stan­dards, im­proved pa­per qual­ity and the in­creas­ing space now ded­i­cated to bath­rooms mean that the dan­ger of peel­ing and mould is vastly di­min­ished. Look for the lat­est vinyls and su­per-strength ver­sions specif­i­cally for splash-prone spa­ces. ‘Wet ar­eas can be given ex­tra pro­tec­tion by pin­ning glass or per­spex over the wall­pa­per. Some spe­cial­ist dec­o­ra­tors can ap­ply a var­nish that will seal the joints and stop wa­ter get­ting be­hind the pa­per,’ ad­vises Nicky Mudie, founder of Vi­o­let & Ge­orge. ‘Be care­ful to use some­one who knows what they are do­ing, as var­nish can yel­low with age.’ Still not con­vinced? Many wall­pa­per de­sign­ers will sell their prints for use on be­spoke ce­ramic tiles. try tile Fire, or you could in­vest in Wall&decò’s Wet Sys­tem wall­pa­per (from West one Bath­rooms), which is safe to use in­side a shower.

Project de­tails the Aus­tralia-based owner of this fab­u­lous flo­ral bath­room had a pat­tern by el­lie cash­man dig­i­tally printed on glass for a glam­orous, waterproof sur­face. Glass Ar­ti­san of­fers a sim­i­lar ser­vice in the UK.

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